Looking to upgrade your home, bring in a touch of luxury and dress it to impress? You don't have to be a millionaire to do this. If you're smart with the features you choose, you can glam up your home and make it feel extra luxe with a few key features. Here are just a few of the ways you can go about it.
A Grand Fireplace
Nothing says grandeur quite like a beautiful fireplace. It's something that immediately grabs your attention in the room, and is the perfect feature piece. You could scour architectural antique dealers for a stunning one of a kind fireplace, or even have a local tradesperson create you a bespoke piece. It's a quick way to make any living room look luxurious, even if you've kept everywhere else fairly simple. To draw your eye in further you could decorate the fireplace wall with statement wallpaper. It doesn't have to be bold, just something that contrasts to the other plain walls.
An Awesome Entertainment System
Another great addition to the front room is an incredible entertainment system. The best way to enjoy movie nights with the family, gaming nights with friends or to just put your feet up after a long day with a box set on Netflix. Go with a sleek OLED tv, these are the next big thing in home entertainment. The image quality, speed and power consumption trumps that of regular LED models. You can find out everything you need to know on this site if you're looking to upgrade. Add some surround sound speakers or a sound bar, and a gaming console to complete your entertainment system.
A Four Poster Bed
If you want to make a statement in your bedroom then a four poster bed is the way to go. Bold, elegant and just gorgeous. Made up with some high quality sheets, pillows and cushions you can't go wrong. Solid carved wood is sturdy and will last for years to come, plus it's timeless so will never go out of style. If a four poster would be a little dominating in the space that you have, go for a sleigh bed. Again these look really high end, you could even choose a model with a tv compartment. This brings up your tv and stores it away again with the click of a button. Ideal if you like watching tv in bed, but don't like how they look in the bedroom. For your mattress, ditch the springs. Foam models such as gel and latex and the newest advancements- research has shown that they're more supportive and stay comfortable for longer.
Good Quality Flooring and Lighting
These are two things throughout the home to get right if you want to create a luxury finish. Worn carpets, warped laminates and peeling vinyl will cheapen the look of any home regardless of what else is in it. When it comes to flooring, you're always better to save and invest in the best quality you can. Solid wooden floors or natural stone tiles (marble, granite, limestone) for example will last for many years- even decades if cared for well. They're never going to go out of style, they're easy to clean and will work with any decor changes over the years. Lighting is another feature throughout the home to get right. Chandeliers in halls, bedrooms and living areas work well. Go for pieces that make a statement but without taking over the space. You definitely don't want fittings that look too small; if you want smaller fittings go with spotlights which will properly illuminate the space. Adding lighting under kitchen cupboards and to kick boards can give a luxe finish too.
, by Stacey